As mentioned in “Don’t Cry For Me, Anglesey” a recent report looked at the economic power to retailers behind Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama, among others. Men in power – they are mostly associated with food, as food equals wealth and power and the quest for food shaping society from prehistoric days forward. However, there has been a long relationship between women in power (not solely those married to power, while exercising some of their own) that goes back to Cleopatra. Continue reading “Politics of Fashion”
Month: November 2014
If There Is a Snow Storm in Buffalo . . .
a “local area” politician is saying something not very erudite to the press. (Local area, yep – this is the place where a shopping center is referred to as the Galleria Mall. Redundancy abounds in the vernacular.)
Previously, the record was held by the Honorable Jimmy Griffin, famous for two gaffs. Interviewed during a snow storm while in Buffalo, Griffin went on tv to tell people to wait it out in style. His advice: “Wait it out with a six-pack of beer and a football game.” ‘Cause all good storms come to an end.
A separate storm had him on NPR, from Florida, talking about how Buffalonians are prepared for snowstorms and ready to wait it out. This time, his suggestion was that the good people of Buffalo would be fine, since they could stay inside and “drink a bottle of chabliss.” Yes, two syllables, chab and bliss. Continue reading “If There Is a Snow Storm in Buffalo . . .”
Don’t Cry for Me, Anglesey
A recent study by Jeetendr Sehdev, a branding expert and marketing professor at the University of Southern California, found that women across the United States and the United Kingdom consider Michelle Obama as a greater “Style Icon” than Kate Middleton. The study found that women perceived as having greater independence are also perceived, essentially, as more stylish. First Lady Michelle Obama, a Harvard Law School educated lawyer, was found to be 11 times more influential in fashion and style than the former party planner, Princess Catherine Cambridge. Another icon listed at Ms. Obama’s level in influence was millionaire singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, those at the Princess’s level included Snooki from Jersey Shore and Paris Hilton. Continue reading “Don’t Cry for Me, Anglesey”